When Panda Security had one of their advertising servers hacked I noticed online a question many people were asking "Could a cloud vendors malware database be messed with ruining thousands of computers?". Well I want to commit on that topic for today's post.
First we need to remember that never has a cloud security's vendors threat database been hacked. Sites owned by security vendors have been hacked but never their databases. However some skilled hackers in theory could find a way in but it would be very very very hard. Security vendors work hard to keep their cloud servers safe.
Now even though in some way it could be possible I do not recommend throwing all cloud security products. Even regular AVs that have not been hacked have had bad updates messing up computers. Cloud security is the next big thing for malware protection, and its here so stay in my opinion. Its also most likely low on anybody's target to mess with a malware database of a cloud vendor. Its a higher risk with little reward other then messing with a security vendors reputation.